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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

17-1011 Architects, Except Landscape and Naval

Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property. Excludes "Landscape Architects" (17-1012) and "Marine Engineers and Naval Architects" (17-2121).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
103,110 1.6 % $42.07 $87,500 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $22.83 $29.11 $37.72 $49.36 $64.71
Annual Wage (2) $47,480 $60,550 $78,470 $102,680 $134,610


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 88,920 6.27 $41.95 $87,250
Specialized Design Services 1,560 1.12 $36.45 $75,810
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,400 0.07 $46.25 $96,200
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,390 0.18 $42.16 $87,690
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,360 0.03 $43.50 $90,470

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 88,920 6.27 $41.95 $87,250
Specialized Design Services 1,560 1.12 $36.45 $75,810
Nonresidential Building Construction 1,390 0.18 $42.16 $87,690
Residential Building Construction 1,360 0.18 $39.22 $81,570
Land Subdivision 70 0.17 $48.32 $100,510

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $54.98 $114,360
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 40 0.01 $52.64 $109,500
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution 50 0.01 $51.73 $107,610
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $49.56 $103,080
Real Estate 530 0.03 $48.33 $100,530


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 13,880 0.83 1.15 $46.85 $97,440
New York 12,740 1.38 1.91 $48.44 $100,760
Texas 8,730 0.73 1.01 $47.27 $98,330
Illinois 5,140 0.87 1.20 $38.94 $81,000
Florida 4,490 0.53 0.74 $39.12 $81,370




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
District of Columbia 1,980 2.79 3.86 $42.91 $89,260
New York 12,740 1.38 1.91 $48.44 $100,760
Colorado 3,490 1.37 1.89 $33.43 $69,520
Washington 3,930 1.23 1.71 $36.60 $76,120
Montana 550 1.20 1.65 $32.05 $66,660




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 12,740 1.38 1.91 $48.44 $100,760
Massachusetts 3,050 0.86 1.19 $48.29 $100,430
Texas 8,730 0.73 1.01 $47.27 $98,330
California 13,880 0.83 1.15 $46.85 $97,440
Georgia 2,480 0.58 0.80 $46.65 $97,040



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Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,140 1.66 2.30 $47.71 $99,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,350 1.19 1.64 $39.35 $81,840
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,290 0.97 1.34 $47.26 $98,300
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,420 1.36 1.88 $43.56 $90,600
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.90 2.63 $36.43 $75,770
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,110 2.79 3.85 $47.31 $98,410
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,980 1.20 1.65 $47.71 $99,240
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,520 1.37 1.89 $49.15 $102,240
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,400 0.82 1.13 $48.83 $101,570
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,280 1.58 2.18 $34.77 $72,330


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 3,110 2.79 3.85 $47.31 $98,410
Boulder, CO 410 2.27 3.15 $28.45 $59,170
Missoula, MT 130 2.24 3.09 $29.85 $62,090
Charlottesville, VA 220 1.97 2.72 $31.12 $64,730
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,130 1.90 2.63 $36.43 $75,770
Lawrence, KS 90 1.83 2.53 $33.23 $69,110
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 11,140 1.66 2.30 $47.71 $99,240
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 2,280 1.58 2.18 $34.77 $72,330
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,360 1.50 2.07 $34.93 $72,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 2,520 1.37 1.89 $49.15 $102,240


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Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 880 0.77 1.06 $53.55 $111,370
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 50 0.32 0.44 $52.72 $109,660
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 300 0.71 0.98 $52.00 $108,150
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 90 0.67 0.93 $51.22 $106,540
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,010 1.01 1.40 $51.21 $106,530
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 440 0.73 1.01 $50.75 $105,560
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 450 0.41 0.57 $49.93 $103,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA (8) (8) (8) $49.58 $103,130
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 100 0.54 0.74 $49.41 $102,780
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) (8) (8) $49.34 $102,620

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 350 3.00 4.15 $31.59 $65,710
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 2.60 $30.83 $64,140
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 1.05 $43.59 $90,670
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 60 0.27 0.37 $31.45 $65,410
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 50 0.79 1.09 $34.98 $72,750

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 350 3.00 4.15 $31.59 $65,710
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 1.89 2.61 $62.17 $129,320
Southwest Montana nonmetropolitan area 250 1.88 2.60 $30.83 $64,140
Wasatch Back nonmetropolitan area 50 1.50 2.08 $36.93 $76,820
Southwest Wyoming nonmetropolitan area 50 0.91 1.26 $37.54 $78,090

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nantucket Island and Martha's Vineyard nonmetropolitan area 30 1.89 2.61 $62.17 $129,320
Southwest Colorado nonmetropolitan area 70 0.76 1.05 $43.59 $90,670
South Central Idaho nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $43.05 $89,540
Northern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 30 0.22 0.30 $41.59 $86,500
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 30 0.17 0.24 $38.85 $80,810


About May 2017 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018